Remember when AOL used to blanket the world with free CD-ROMs in the hope of luring you into its thrilling world of dial-up adventures? If you’ve still got some lurking in the back of the closet, someone actually wants them.
…why wouldn’t I try to image and archive all these CD-ROMs that came out of America Online? After all, for some time, half of all CDs manufactured in the world had an AOL logo on them. Like it or not, folks – those things are payloads of history.
You see, there wasn’t “a” AOL CD that went out. There were so many variations, containing so many different add-ons and wrap-ins, that they became time capsules in themselves.
If you’ve got a pile of AOL discs somewhere (or any other interesting promotional CD-ROMs), details of how to send scans or post the physical items are on Scott’s blog.
➤ Yes, I Want Your Goddamn AOL CDs [ASCII Textfiles blog]
Image credit: Michael Rhode